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Pumped storage hydropower to turbocharge the clean energy transition, says IHA
19 December, 2018
An additional 78,000MW in clean energy storage capacity is expected to come online by 2030 from hydropower reservoirs fitted with pumped storage technology, according to the International Hydropower Association (IHA).

IHA releases sustainability guidelines for hydropower
17 December, 2018
The International Hydropower Association has announced the release of new sustainability guidelines that present a definition of the processes and outcomes relating to good international practice in the hydropower sector.

Key agreements signed for hydro in the Solomon Islands
06 December, 2018
A major new hydropower project in the Solomon Islands has moved a significant step closer to construction following the signing of a series of key agreements.

The second phase
12 November, 2018
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) provides information on the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, and details on how work is progressing on Phase II

Introducing better planning for small-scale hydropower in Wales
12 October, 2018
Michael Phillips, Principal Consultant at Dulas, explains how potential changes to permitted development rights will impact small hydro projects across Wales.

IHA launches fellow membership for hydro professionals
27 September, 2018
Experienced professionals working in the hydropower community can now apply to become a Fellow of the International Hydropower Association (IHA).

IDB and IHA partner to promote sustainable hydropower
06 September, 2018
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the International Hydropower Association (IHA) are partnering to support sustainable development of hydropower across Latin America and the Caribbean.

Consortium completes financing for Bujagali
25 July, 2018
A consortium of development finance institutions and commercial lenders have completed the refinancing of more than $400 million loans of Bujagali Energy Limited (BEL), owner of the 250MW Bugali hydropower project in Uganda.

Become a hydropower sustainability assessor – IHA offers training opportunities
19 July, 2018
The International Hydropower Association is offering industry members the chance to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to become an accredited assessor for the hydropower sector’s leading sustainability assessment tools.

Tools expanded to assess hydropower good practice
13 July, 2018
Assessing hydropower projects against sustainability performance criteria is set to become easier following the launch of an expanded suite of tools by a multi-stakeholder coalition of civil society, industry, governments and financial institutions.

Look me in the eye
10 July, 2018
How can the hydro industry tackle concerns and emotions around proposed hydropower and dam developments? And how can it communicate the holistic nature and positive aspects of sustainable projects to opponents? Prompted by an impassioned plea from an amateur photographer’s experience in Iceland, IWP&DC asked industry representatives to share their thoughts on this historically controversial topic.

IHA releases 2018 Hydropower Status Report
25 May, 2018
A record 4185TWh in electricity was generated from hydropower last year, according to the 2018 Hydropower Status Report, published yesterday.

Urgent call for tender issued for Peligre hydropower plant, Haiti
18 April, 2018
Electricite d’Haiti (EDH) has issued a call for tenders for work on the rehabilitation of the Peligre hydropower plant in Haiti.

IHA Blue Planet Prize 2019 open for entries
22 March, 2018
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is now accepting entries for the IHA Blue Planet Prize.

Hydropower on the agenda at World Water Forum
20 March, 2018
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced it will share knowledge on hydropower’s role as a catalyst for sustainable development at the 8th World Water Forum this week in Brazil.

Refinancing loans agreed for Bujagali
14 March, 2018
IFC and MIGA have announced they are supporting a refinancing package for the Bujagali hydropower project in Uganda in a bid to reduce electricity costs and improve access to power in the country.

IHA publishes Activity and Strategy report
28 February, 2018
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced the publication of its Activity and Strategy Report for 2017-2018, which outlines IHA’s priorities and actions to advance sustainable hydropower while providing an annual update on the progress of its knowledge building and sustainability programmes.

Icelandic project assessed under Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol
19 February, 2018
The 690MW Fljótsdalur hydropower station in Iceland has become power company Landsvirkjun’s third project to be assessed under the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced.

The modern dam engineer
15 February, 2018
Like many industries, the dam industry is influenced by both internal and external factors which can prompt change. IWP&DC was interested in finding out if such elements have affected the engineer’s working life when inspecting dams. We asked members of the industry for their own thoughts about the role of the modern dam engineer: Has this changed in recent years? Are engineers faced with increased challenges? And will this role continue to evolve?

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